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Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)

Every 1st Sunday
Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $6 fee for access to special exhibitions

OMCA (Oakland Museum of California) | 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

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Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people.

  • Sunday Hours – 11am to 5pm – Please check website as hours may change seasonally
  • Suggested donation of $5 per person. On every first Sunday of the month, enjoy free admission to OMCA with a suggested donation of $5 for general admission. There is an additional $6 fee for access to special exhibitions.
  • Reserve your tickets ahead of time to reduce wait time
  • Please note that dates might change for the “first Sunday” promotion if it falls on a major holiday when the museum is closed.

As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections on display in the 300,000 square foot building present the art and tell the history of California from many angles. The museum invites visitors to experience the history of California through interacting with art, becoming art, and rewriting history.

Please note the museum is closed on certain holidays

  • Christmas Day (12/25/22)
  • New Year’s Day (1/1/23)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16/23)
  • President’s Day (2/20/23)
  • Memorial Day (5/29/23)
  • Juneteenth (6/19/23)
  • Independence Day (7/4/23)
  • Labor Day (9/4/23)
  • Thanksgiving Day (11/23/23)
  • Christmas Day (12/25/23)

Updated 12/6/22 – Event info last checked via Oakland Museum of California

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $6 fee for access to special exhibitions
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Discount Tix / Promo Codes, East Bay, In Person
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

Sunday, October 1, 2023

   Sister Love: Celebrating the Women of the Black Panther Party – Exhibit (Oakland)  FREE
9:00 am   Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2023  FREE*
*Free Admission
9:00 am   Westbrae Pumpkin Patch 2023 in North Berkeley (Oct. 1-31)  FREE*
*Free to peruse, but pumpkins for purchase
9:30 am   2023 Komen Bay Area “More than Pink” Breast Cancer Walk (SF Zoo)  FREE*
*Registration for our event is free. Everyone ages 2+ attending must register to get a wristband to enter the zoo. Donations encouraged. Funds raised through our walk will go directly towards supporting Susan G. Komen's mission.
10:00 am   SF’s “Clean up The City” Lower Nob Hill Cleanup (w/ Free Food + Drinks for Volunteers)  FREE
10:00 am   Palo Alto’s 2023 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)  FREE*
10:00 am   25th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair (Oakland)  FREE
10:00 am   “Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Beer & Free Yoga Classes, Free Fries (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/444979/
10:00 am   Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)  FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:30 am   SF’s 49ers vs. Cardinals Luxury Shuttle Bus to Levi’s Stadium  $75*
*$75 Early Bird/Limited Pre-sale, $85 Regular price, $99 Last chance. Please note your luxury shuttle tickets do not include game tickets which must be purchased separately.
10:30 am   18th Annual Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival (2023)  FREE
11:00 am   2023 “Oaktoberfest in the Dimond” Oakland Beer Festival (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)  FREE*
*Food and drinks for purchase
11:00 am   Mavericks Surf Festival 2023 (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)  FREE
11:00 am   San Francisco’s 49th Annual Castro Street Fair (2023)  FREE*
*Donations requested - Suggested donation of $10-$20 to support out Beneficiaries
11:00 am   6th Annual “Little Italy” San Jose Festival (2023)  FREE*
*Free but donations accepted
11:00 am   “Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)  FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
11:00 am   DT/SF Downtown “Sucka Flea” Pop-up Market & Swap  
11:00 am   “Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)  FREE
11:00 am   2023 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Sunday Lineup (Golden Gate Park)  FREE
All Day   Willkommen’s Oktoberfest Pet Costume Contest (Oct. 1-16)  FREE
12:30 pm   Blessing of the Animals (SF)  FREE
12:30 pm   Silent Drag Comedy “Beverly of Graustark” at The New Parkway (Oakland)  FREE*
1:00 pm   Merylthon: SF’s 3-Day “Meryl Streep” Film Marathon (Sept. 29 – Oct. 1)  $30*
*Double-Feature Screening (2 Films): $ 30.00, Weekend Pass (All 8 Films): $ 120.00
1:00 pm   Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   SF Film Premiere of “Art of Eating: the Life of MFK Fisher”  FREE*
*Normally $25, but The first two guests who respond to mfkfisherfilm@gmail.com will each receive a free pair of general admission tickets for either the 1pm or 5pm screening.
1:00 pm   Spooky October + Final Day “Golden Gate Park Band” Symphony in the Park (2023)  FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
2:00 pm   SF’s Free “Sundays at the Beach” Chair Yoga Day (Great Highway)  FREE
2:00 pm   40% Off Tix to the Stirring World Premiere of “Before the Sword” in SF  $25*
*Get 40% off tickets w/ secret code FUN40 at nctcsf.org - Promo code is valid on all tickets except already-discounted tickets for students/educators/seniors/veterans.
2:00 pm   SF’s “Nite-Mare Before Christmas” Pop-Up Bar w/ Free Shots (Oct. 1-31)  FREE*
*Free entry all month
2:30 pm   A Massive “Sky Heart” Tribute to Tony Bennett is Coming to SF  FREE*
*Free but donation is encouraged.
3:00 pm   2023 “Mosaic Festival” Silicon Valley w/ Ballet, Opera, Break Dancing & Bollywood (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)  FREE
4:00 pm   “MAPP” SF’s Free Art, Poetry & Concert Crawl in The Mission  FREE
6:00 pm   FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
7:00 pm   Free Tix: Mission Cannabis Club Comedy Show + BOGO Deals (2023)  FREE*
*RSVP Required
8:30 pm   Free Sunday Hot Rasa Salsa/Bachata/y Mas Latin Nights Dance Class (SF)  FREE
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